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SUNDAY 3 APRIL Bellydance Superstars present
Spring is here, summer is on its way and there’s a whole host of entertainment to look forward to in the next few months! Highlights to look out for at the Corn Exchange include the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll musical, The Buddy Holly Story and the sensational Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat back by popular demand. For dance fans, there will be sizzling dance moves from Tango Fire and toe-tapping entertainment from Irish dance show Magic Of The Dance. There is also explosive entertainment for all the family from Science Musuem Live On Tour and a night of science and wonder from Uncaged Monkeys. As well as many other shows, there is our usual host of comedians including Milton Jones, Micky Flanagan and John Cleese, and gigs including Olly Murs and Take That tribute Back For Good. We look forward to seeing you soon at the Corn Exchange!
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BOMBAY BELLYWOOD Where the mystic beats of Bombay meet the shaking hips of Cairo . . . The Bellydance Superstars have gained an unrivalled reputation for bringing excellence to the art form of bellydance while pushing the boundaries of the art to greater and greater heights. This internationally acclaimed troupe adds an array of exciting Indian dance styles, including Bollywood and Bhangra, into their already varied mix of Bellydance styles from Egyptian Cabaret to American Tribal styles. This new show also features the first male cast member in the troupe – Samir, previously a principle in the Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil production of O, as well as noted Indian dancer and choreographer Meera. 7.30PM TICKETS £16 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.bellydancesuperstars.com
THURSDAY 7 APRIL
AN EVENING WITH
GERVAISE PHINN Sit back and enjoy a uniquely entertaining evening as Gervaise Phinn takes his audience through the hills and valleys of the Yorkshire Dales, sharing his hilarious and sometimes poignant tales of life as a schools inspector. Dubbed ‘the James Herriot of schools’ this best selling author, radio and TV personality is one of Britain’s greatest comic writers and raconteurs. With a keen ear for the absurd and sharp eye for the ludicrous, Gervase Phinn has delighted audiences all over the UK with stories of his experiences as a school inspector. ‘He tells a cracking good tale.’ The Times 7.30PM TICKETS £16.50 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.gervase-phinn.com
FRIDAY 8 APRIL
THE TROGGS, SPENCER DAVIS + THE ANIMALS & FRIENDS 60s NIGHT WITH ORIGINAL ARTISTS
For the first time ever, four of the most influential forerunners of British rock and Sixties Rhythm & Blues come together live on stage playing their incredible catalogue of unforgettable chart hits including Spencer Davis: Gimme Some Lovin’, Keep On Running, Somebody Help Me, I’m A Man, When I Come Home. The Troggs: Wild Thing, With A Girl Like You, I Can’t Control Myself, Anyway That You Want Me, Give It To Me and Love Is All Around and The Animals & Friends: Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place and of course, the multi-million selling anthem, House Of The Rising Sun. This incredible IN collection of the cream of R&B talent is not to be missed! ASSOCIATION WITH 7.30PM TICKETS £23.50 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket
SATURDAY 9 APRIL
SUNDAY 10 APRIL
RAY McVAY DIRECTS THE WORLD FAMOUS
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA BACK TO THE 40s
7.30PM TICKETS: £32 £28 £24 Students/under 18s £10 Groups 20+ £15.00 any seat + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket
Fascinating Facts Pre-Concert Talk: Cambridge University Press Bookshop on the corner of Trinity Street and St Mary’s Street 6pm Part of the Cambridge International Concert Series.
Mini classical afternoon concert for kids! featuring music from The Pirates Of The Caribbean and The Little Mermaid
Come aboard for a seafaring adventure in this fun, family concert presented by the Mini Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – a quintet that includes all four families of musical instruments. This special mini-concert experience includes music from The Pirates Of The Caribbean and The Little Mermaid through to sea songs and stories all the family can join in with. Why not come dressed as a pirate just like the musicians! A HAAAAAAARRRR! 2PM TICKETS £5 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket
The Moonlight Serenaders with their fabulous harmonies, Jan Messeder and Colin Anthony on vocals and the swinging jazz band, The Uptown Hall Gang, all get together to give you a concert that will leave you with an unforgettable evening. And for the lovers of the big bands there will be a tribute to some of the greats including Ted Heath. This is a perfect night out for big band aficionados. As a tribute to Glenn’s USAAF Band and remembering the great concerts Glenn gave in Europe during WWII, the second half of the show is performed in US Army Air force uniforms. 7.30PM TICKETS £19.50 £17.50 £15 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.glennmillerorchestra.co.uk
MONDAY 11 APRIL DrumChasers is the new percussion spectacular from the creator of international success Noise Ensemble.
Powerful and energetic, moving and funny, DrumChasers is a show for all ages and promises an evening quite unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Ten fantastic percussionists and dancers take to the stage in an explosion of sound and light with a story of rivalry, romance and rhythm.
FEATURING THE VOICE OF
For more info and to download song sheets go to www.minibso.co.uk
DrumChasers tells the story of Mr Bennett, a caretaker in an old concert hall who looks after the instruments stored within its walls. However, one night, something happens, something loud and something otherworldly and he is transported to the land of the DrumChasers, a land of percussion where forbidden love struggles to be heard. 7.30PM TICKETS £17 + £2 credit/debit //debit card fee per ticket CONCESSIONS * Seniors/students £2 OFF Groups 15+ £12 PER TICKET * Subject to availability. Only one concession per ticket. MORE INFO: www.drumchasers.com
SATURDAY 16 APRIL
WEDNESDAY 22 – THURSDAY 23 JUNE
The hero next door is back, in a brand new show live on stage . . . Pontypandy Rocks! This day promises to be one of Fireman Sam’s busiest yet as he’s called on to save a festival that promises to rock Pontypandy. With great new songs, daring new rescues, and more adventure than ever before, you won’t want to miss this brand new live show!
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
1PM & 3.30PM TICKETS: Adults £13, Children £11 Family ticket (2 adults plus 2 children or 1 adult plus 3 children): £44 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.firemansamonline.com/uk
THURSDAY 4 AUGUST FEATURING THE VOICES OF
STIRLING MOSS MURRY WALKER & PETER KAY Roary, the Number 1 little race car ‘zooms’ into theatres for the very first time in a brand new live stage show! It’s the day of the ‘Champion of Champions’ race at Silver Hatch and Roary is all set to battle it out with Maxi, Cici and all the other cars to win the race and lift the trophy!
Peppa is a playful little piggy who lives with her younger brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Through everyday adventures she plays games, makes new friends and enjoys her absolute favourite activity – jumping up and down in muddy puddles! A charming, original and imaginative show, full of brand new songs, muddy puddles, and oinks! This BAFTA award-winning children’s TV show is recreated live on stage featuring beautifully true-to-life puppets, for first time, from the producers of LazyTown Live! and Roald Dahl’s The BFG.
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
1PM & 3.30PM TICKETS: Adult £14.50 Child £12.50 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket Family ticket (2 adults plus 2 children or 1 adult plus 3 children): £40 if booked before 31 May, £48 thereafter. MORE INFO: www.roarytheracingcar.com
WEDNESDAY: 10AM, 1PM & 4PM THURSDAY: 10AM & 1PM TICKETS: Adult £15.50 Child £13.50 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket CONCESSIONS * Groups 10+ 10% OFF Family ticket (2 adults plus 2 children or 1 adult plus 3 children): £50 * Subject to availability. Only one concession per ticket. MORE INFO: www.peppapiglive.com Peppa Pig © Astley Baker Davies Ltd/E1 Entertainment Ltd 2003
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
FRIDAY 15 APRIL
ANDY PARSONS THE GRUNTLED TOUR
Andy Parsons once found some underpants in a jar of mayonnaise. He may talk about it. Or he may not. This is his third tour around the country. It may be his last. There’s only so much of the UK a man needs to see. The more you travel the more chance there is that your mayonnaise may contain underpants. So he will be holding nothing back. Yes, this show will shave even closer – and will be nothing but the whole truth, slightly embellished. Star of BBC’s Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo. ‘Terrific satirical stand-up.’ Independent on Sunday 8PM TICKETS £15 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.andyparsons.co.uk
TUESDAY 26 APRIL
SCIENCE MUSUEM LIVE ON TOUR
EXPLOSIVE ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL THE FAMILY!
Experience spectacular science, dangerous demonstrations and extraordinary experiments as the Science Museum takes to the stage for the first time ever, with a fantastic live show to blow your mind and challenge your brain. Fast, furious and frenetically fun, Science Museum Live On Tour! will propel you on an exploratory theatrical adventure into the wonderful world of science. Get set for a breathtaking ride that will entertain, inform and inspire! Brought to the stage by the producers of Brainiac Live! Suitable for all ages 7 years and above.
TUESDAY 19 APRIL
THE BRITISH PINK FLOYD SHOW
From the producer of The Australian Pink Floyd Show comes a brand new and even bigger Pink Floyd live spectacular. Expect the best with this extravagant new show which brings together the defining elements of a real Pink Floyd show. World class musicians, together with amazing new cutting edge Floydian animation and a staggering new stage production, take the Pink Floyd tribute experience to a brand new level. Free two hour live Brit Floyd promo DVD with every ticket. 7.30PM TICKETS £27.50 £17.50 £10 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.britfloyd.com
FRIDAY 22 APRIL
THE LAUGHTER THERAPY TOUR
Since the turn of the century Jimmy has been a ‘fun slinger’ of international repute. Laughter Therapy is his ninth solo show. It’ll be an evening of non-stop jokes, gags and banter. If you’ve got a sick sense of humour then maybe laughter is the best medicine. Not to be taken if you have a sensitive disposition or an overactive moral compass. 8PM TICKETS £25 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket Over 16s Only MORE INFO: www.jimmycarr.com
7PM TICKETS: £12.50 Family ticket (2 adults plus 2 children or 1 adult plus 3 children): £45 CONCESSIONS * Groups 10+ 10% OFF + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket * Subject to availability. Only one concession per ticket. MORE INFO and to download a free teachers’ resource pack:
WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL
DEREK ACORAH With countless hours of spirit contact,
one-to-one readings, numerous TV appearances and twenty years of live stage shows, Derek Acorah is unquestionably the most time-honoured and respected spirit medium in the UK today. His friendly and sincere delivery, down-to-earth charm and obvious dedication to his work have endeared him to many tens of thousands of people, including those who regularly join him in the audience at his live stage shows. Derek’s readings have brought comfort and understanding to many thousands and with Sam, his spirit guide, beside him Derek Acorah’s Spring 2011 tour will continue to bring help to many more. 7.30PM TICKETS £21.50 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.derekacorah.org
FRIDAY 29 APRIL
MILTON JONES LION WHISPERER
Milton Jones, you know the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock The Week. As well as star of the Michael McIntyre Roadshow, and the voice of eight series for Radio 4 (including The Very World of Milton Jones and Another Case of Milton Jones) and all sorts of other radio and telly as well. Awards too. Well it’s his new show with new stuff, not in his last show. Youtube him or something . . . ‘Sultan of the surreal.’ The Guardian 8PM TICKETS £15 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.miltonjones.com
SATURDAY 30 APRIL
TUESDAY 3 – SATURDAY 7 MAY
BACK FOR GOOD
RECREATING THE MAGIC OF TAKE THAT IN CONCERT NOW ALSO STARRING TONY LEWIS, STAR OF BBC 1’S THE ONE AND ONLY AS ROBBIE WILLIAMS!
THE ALIMONY TOUR
Following their smash hit 2010 national tour the boys are back! If you like Take That you will love Back For Good! With their amazing dance routines, numerous costume changes and phenomenal live performances, you will be singing and dancing within minutes and left with little doubt that you are watching the greatest boy band of all time. Featuring all the hits old and new from SOS, Rule The World, The Flood, Greatest Day and Rock DJ to Patience, Angels and Said It All you will be putting your hands together to Pray that the boys are truly Back For Good! 7.30PM TICKETS £19 Under 16s £10 + £2 credit/debit fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.backforgoodshow.com
For the first time ever, comedy legend and the most senile member of Monty Python will be bringing his Alimony Tour to the UK. Best known for his idiosyncratic turns in Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers, and film appearances including A Fish Called Wanda, John Cleese will bring his unique comedic perspective to audiences this spring. Cleese has achieved a lot in his career which started as a sketch writer for BBC Radio’s Dick Emery Show and then The Frost Report. From writing to starring in plays, musicals, theatrical and comedy productions, to films and sitcoms, he has done it all, and now it’s time for him to tell you about his jam-packed life as only he can! 8PM TICKETS £32.50 £29.50 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO:
AY TUESDAY 10 MAY
MONDAY 2 MAY
MAGIC OF THE DANCE
They tap on tables, jump over boxes, and stomp the ground until their shoes catch fire. Magic Of The Dance is a fast paced, energetic dance show where sparks really do fly in this stage spectacular which celebrates the history of Ireland in one exciting dance production. With choreography from 8 times World Champion John Carey and a haunting narrative from Hollywood idol Christopher Lee, this incredible Irish dance show has been seen by more than one million people across the world. Enchanting music, breathtaking FEATURING THE VOICE OF pyrotechnics and technologically advanced lighting combine to make sure Magic Of The Dance is one of the hottest tickets in town!
Former X Factor finalist who wentt straight t i ht to t No 1 with his debut single Please Don’t Let Me Go. With his self titled debut album now out, Olly hits the road for much anticipated live dates. 7.30PM MORE INFO: www.ollymurs.com
WEDNESDAY 11 MAY
UNCAGED MONKEYS A NIGHT OF SCIENCE & WONDER! STARRING: ROBIN INCE
Co-presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage and creator of the sell out smash Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People.
PROFESSOR BRIAN COX Presenter of Infinite Monkey Cage, also writer and presenter of Wonders Of The Solar System and Wonders Of The Universe.
DR BEN GOLDACRE Author of Bad Science and slayer of bamboozlers.
SIMON SINGH Author of the best-selling and award winning Fermat’s Last Theorem, as well as Big Bang and Trick Or Treatment.
7.30PM TICKETS £22.50 £20.50 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket CONCESSIONS * Under 16s £10 IN ASSOCIATION WITH Groups 10+ 10% OFF Groups 20+ 20% OFF * Only one concession per ticket. Subject to availability.
The first ever national science tour, celebrating the universe and many of the wonders that lie within it. The finest names in science broadcasting gather to talk of dark matter, black holes, Bonobo apes, the Big Bang and anything else they can cram into two hours. A night like no other, mixing live presentations and fabulous projections of the phenomenal. Prepare to be amazed! 8PM TICKETS £25 Senior citizens and students £20 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.uncagedmonkeys.com
FRIDAY 13 MAY
THURSDAY 12 MAY
SALLY MORGAN PSYCHIC SALLY ON THE ROAD
Fresh from her new TV Series, Psychic Sally On The Road on Living TV, Britain’s best loved celebrity psychic, Sally Morgan returns to Cambridge. Sally has used her gift over the years to help many people, most notably famous for her work with the late Princess Diana. Her reputation has been built from her close relationship with many high profile celebrities. Sally now brings her amazing abilities and her tremendous personality to the stage with a unique theatrical experience, which is both hugely entertaining and enlightening. Sally Morgan has taken the UK by storm! 7.30PM TICKETS £21.50 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.sallymorgan.tv
Direct from Buenos Aires, following sell-out seasons in New York, London, Barcelona, Hamburg, and Cape Town, Argentina’s hottest dance show returns to the UK with their brand new show
SATURDAY 14 MAY
DIRECT FROM CHINA
The Shaolin Warriors return with a brand new show. This breathtaking theatrical Kung Fu show vividly depicts the rarely-seen Kung Fu masters’ feats of agility strength and skill, using Buddhist Meditation and their rigorous martial arts training. The show is an extravaganza, with gorgeous scenery, atmospheric music, beautiful lights, and hundreds of costumes. This is a fully choreographed spectacular that features 22 professionally trained Kung Fu Masters. Audiences will be amazed and thrilled by their death defying Kung Fu disciplines such as qigong, animal imitation boxing, drunken boxing, and fighting with 18 kinds of dangerous traditional weapons. A must-see for family audiences and martial arts experts enthusiasts alike who have been excited and astounded by The Shaolin Warriors. ‘ . . . agility, grace and showmanship.’ Washington Post
This sizzling show features ten sensational dancers including three world Tango champions, accompanied by Quatrotango, a quartet of brilliant musicians and one of Argentina’s finest young singers. As one of the most popular dance forms worldwide, Tango Fire – Flames of Desire, combines the rawness and sophistication, sexy yet sensual side of tango. The men are strong and smouldering, the women all curves and long legs and their world is danger and dazzle. This is tango at its most seductive and fiery!
‘ Each duet a mini drama, sexual electricity at the twitch of a hip.’ Metro 7.30PM TICKETS £21.50 £19.50 £15 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.theatre-productions.com/Shows/shaolin_warriors
TUESDAY 17 MAY
THIRD LIVE DATE BY MASSIVE POPULAR DEMAND!
It’s been a great 18 months for comedian Micky Flanagan. He appeared in BBC 1’s Michael McIntyre’s Road Show, his Radio 4 series What Chance Change? and he was a hit with listeners and critics alike, he sold-out two Corn Exchange gigs and is one of a handful of comics to perform their own Comedy Central special. Micky draws on his East End background as he ruthlessly deconstructs the Cockney Myth with razor sharp observational wit. ‘Arguably the funniest comedian in the world . . . the future of comedy.’ Frank Skinner 8PM TICKETS £17.50 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.mickyflanagan.com
7.30PM TICKETS £25 £23 £19 + £2 credit /debit card fee per ticket CONCESSIONS * Groups 10+ 10% OFF Groups 20+ 20% OFF * Subject to availability. Only one concession per ticket. MORE INFO: www.tango-fire.com
SATURDAY 28 MAY
FRIDAY 20 MAY
THE ROY ORBISON STORY
STARRING BARRY STEELE AS ‘THE BIG O’
Following his untimely death in 1988, the music of Roy Orbison remains as vital as ever. In this fantastic celebration, Barry Steele, who performed to rave reviews in the hit show Rockin’ On Heaven’s Door, brings the music and character of The Big O back to life. Barry not only sounds like the man, he looks like him too with the trademark dark rimmed glasses and 60’s style. The show features all Orbison’s classic hits, including Only The Lonely, Crying, and Blue Angel, right through to Orbison’s later hits California Bue and You Got It, as well as the Travelling Wilburys, whose music also features in the show. The show also features performances from Mark Robinson as Buddy Holly and Steve Halliday as Elvis Presley. 7.30PM TICKETS £22.50 + £2 for credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.royorbisontribute.com
SATURDAY 21 MAY
DAVE BERRY, CHRIS FARLOWE & WAYNE FONTANA SPECIAL GUEST TERRY SYLVESTER ALL BACKED BY VANITY FARE AND VERY SPECIAL GUESTS THE MERSEYBEATS They say that if you remember the 60s you weren’t there! Fill that gap in your memory with The Solid Silver 60s Show and relive the 60s with original artists singing their greatest hits! Now in its 26th year the show features the unforgettable songs including The Crying Game, Handbags And Gladrags, Game Of Love, Um, He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother, The Air That I Breathe, Don’t Turn Around and many more. Hear the classic hits performed by the original hit makers! 7.30PM TICKETS £23.50 £21.50 £19.50 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.flyingmusic.com
The Twist is an electrifying show bringing you the greatest musical stars of the 50’s and 60’s. Take a nostalgic trip back in time with this spectacular, vibrant, non-stop rockin’ show. Live band, dancers, comedy and incredibly authentic vocals . . . it’s got it all starring: Suzi Jary from the amazing Dusty show, The best Elvis, since Elvis, Danny Fisher; Tim Harwood from Grease, Joseph, Blues Brothers and more; Chris Madin from Strictly Come Dancing and X-Factor; Lindsey Cleary fresh from the Pink Floyd tour; plus comedy from the many faces of Dean Taylor. This unmissable show will leave you brimming with energy and aching to see it again and again. 7.30PM TICKETS £22.50 £18.50 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket CONCESSIONS* Seniors citizens, students and under 16’s £2 OFF Groups 10+ 10% OFF Groups 20+ 20% OFF * Subject to availability. Only one concession per ticket.
SUNDAY 29 MAY
FRIDAY 27 MAY
AN EVENING OF BURLESQUE
It’s all tease, no sleaze as corsets, killer heels and stockings aplenty combine exquisitely with music from across the decades. Traditional burlesque is given a modern-day tweak as sultry vocals, breathtaking choreography, mischief, magic, frivolity and fun collide.
HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR ‘Burlesque sensation.’ The Guardian Couture costumes recall long-gone-by eras of glamour as the UK’s first and only touring burlesque spectacular brings the magic of the West End to Cambridge in the ultimate tease.
7.30PM TICKETS £23 + £2 credit/debit cred bit card fee per ticket MORE INFO INFO: www.easytheatres.com th t com OVER 18s ONLY
‘The Harlem Gospel Choir are tremendous!’ Sir Elton John The Harlem Gospel Choir return to the UK after a six year absence with their new show, following on from their recent sell-out performance in the Royal Festival Hall. Featuring the finest singers and musicians from Harlem, New York the choir has shared its message of love and inspiration with thousands of people around the world, travelling the globe, sharing its joy of faith through its gospel music and raising funds for children’s charities. The choir also performed at the memorial for Michael Jackson. 7.30PM TICKETS £21.50 £19.50 £15 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.harlemgospelchoir.com
BILL KENWRIGHT BY ARRANGEMENT WITH THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP PRESENTS
‘A TECHNICOLOR TRIUMPH’
‘A SUPERB PIECE OF ENTERTAINMENT. I WAS THRILLED’
BY BACK LAR POPU ND! DEMA
TUESDAY 28 JUNE – SUNDAY 3 JULY Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ‘Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance. Keith Jack, the hugely popular runner-up who finished just a hair’s breadth behind winner Lee Mead in hit BBC series Any Dream Will Do, takes on the title role, having won the hearts of the nation with his sparkling charisma and sensational singing voice. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me and One More Angel. Joseph bursts on to the stage at the Cambridge Corn Exchange – so book your tickets now and be part of the magic!
Tuesday & Friday: 7.30PM Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday: 2.30PM & 7.30PM Sunday: 1PM & 5PM TICKETS: Tues, Wed & Thurs evening: £26.50 £23.50 £19.50 Wed & Thurs matinee: £22.50 £19.50 £16.50 Fri evening, Sat & Sun: £28.50 £24.50 £20.50 CONCESSIONS* Opening night: 2 for 1 Under 16s, students, senior citizens and unwaged: £4 OFF (Tues – Thurs only) Family Ticket (2 adults plus 2 children or 1 adult plus 3 children): £80 Groups 10+: £3 OFF plus one free in every 10 Groups 20+: £4 OFF plus one free in every 10 Schools Groups 10+: £13.50 each plus one free teacher in every 10 students (Tues-Thurs only) MORE INFO: * Only one concession per ticket. Subject to availability. www.josephthemusical.com
THURSDAY 16 JUNE
JONATHAN ANSELL & FRIENDS
SING THE MUSIC OF G4 The sensational voice on over two million albums, former G4 frontman, and international recording star, Jonathan Ansell, is coming to Cambridge in his first ever nationwide solo tour. Accompanied by three superb singer and musicians, Jonathan will be performing G4’s greatest hits, along with some of pop and operas most famous songs. G4’s Jonathan found fame on X Factor, and since then, he has released two consecutive number one solo albums, Tenor At The Movies, and Forever. Last year, Jonathan took the lead role in the national tour of Whistle Down The Wind, where his performance won rave reviews. His numerous television appearances, combined with his sell-out live shows, have won him legions of adoring solo fans both in the UK and abroad. 7.30PM TICKETS £37.50 ( VIP front row seats + meet and greet), £27.50 £23.50 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.jonathanansell.com
SATURDAY 18 JUNE
MONDAY 8 – FRIDAY 12 AUGUST Sky Blue Theatre Company present
KIDS’ SUMMER WORKSHOP A WONDERFUL WEEK OF DRAMA It’s the summer holidays and this week long workshop of theatre, comedy, song and dance is a fascinating and interactive insight for children into the world of theatre. Parents can also enjoy a special presentation at the end of the week, and children will have the opportunity to join Sky Blues Acting Academy with the first term for free! For more information please get in touch with Frances Brownlie on 01223 832288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 10am – 4pm each day. Suitable for ages 8 – 18. PRICE: £125 for the week if booked by 1 June, £150 thereafter. To book call the Box Office on 01223 357851. MORE INFO: www.skybluetheatre.com
SATURDAY 20 AUGUST
JASON MANFORD RESCHEDULED DATE
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO
Original tickets still valid. Stand up comedian and presenter of ITV’s Comedy Rocks. 8PM TICKETS £20 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.jasonmanford.com
WITH GUITARIST, SINGER AND HARMONICA PLAYER MUNTO VALDO For over forty years, the voices of Ladysmith Black Mambazo have married the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. The result is a musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched a worldwide audience representing every corner of the religious, cultural and ethnic landscape. Their musical efforts over the past four decades have garnered praise and accolades within the recording industry, but also solidified their identity as a cultural force to be reckoned with. 7.30PM TICKETS £27.50 £26 £24 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.mambazo.com
FRIDAY 24 – SATURDAY 25 JUNE
DYLAN MORAN Dylan Moran star of Black Books, Shaun Of The Dead and Run Fat Boy Run is about to spread a little happiness with a brand new tour for 2011. Ageing, religion, kids, relationships intertwine with the general absurdities of life. Searing observations and sumptuous imagery, painted across a large fraying canvas with cruel, curmudgeonly ‘Moranesque’ brush strokes and all delivered with Dylan’s renowned, shambolic charm . . . it’s simply unmissable. Tickets for Dylan’s last 2009 tour sold-out overnight so it is advised to book early. ‘It didn’t falter for a moment. This is stand-up comedy of the first order . . . there’s scarcely a word wasted . . . seriously good fun.’ The Times 8PM TICKETS £23 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket Senior citizens and students £20 MORE INFO: www.dylanmoran.com
TUESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER
Heralded as the most exciting group to emerge in World Music in recent years, two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, returns with a brand new show African Grace. Through vibrant rhythm, movement and its renowned vocal harmonies, Soweto Gospel Choir’s inimitable performance style has become a worldwide phenomenon. Since its foundation in 2002, the Choir has performed to sell-out crowds at the greatest concert halls across the globe and alongside superstars including Bono, Queen, Celine Dion, Peter Gabriel, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. The Choir’s 24 singers, dancers and musicians deliver a flawless performance of traditional and contemporary songs infused with irrepressible spirit. ‘These absolutely thrilling singers need nothing but their voices to make dazzling music.’ Billboard 7.30PM TICKETS £26 £23 £20 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket MORE INFO: www.sowetogospelchoir.com
SATURDAY 10 – SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER
MONDAY 12 – SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER THERE ARE MANY IMITATIONS BUT ONLY ONE ORIGINAL . . . ‘ Perfect. Everything a musical should be.’ BBC
‘Fail-safe family entertainment.’ Daily Express
The irrepressible, recently orphaned Pollyanna has travelled from her home in America to live with her rich spinster aunt, Polly Harrington. Always looking for adventure, Pollyanna and her new friend Jimmy Bean find themselves in great danger. Will Reverend Peasebody be able to help and will aunt Polly find them in time?
This is a fantastic family musical full of drama, laughter and toe tapping songs that you won’t want to miss. With music by Geoff Page, book and lyrics by Frances Bartram and directed by Frances Brownlie, SATURDAY: 2.30PM & 7.30PM SUNDAY: 3PM TICKETS £15 £12 + £2 credit /debit card fee per ticket CONCESSIONS * Groups 15+ £10 Senior citizens, children and students £10
THE ORIGINAL AND BEST IS BACK! Oh Boy! ‘The World’s most successful Rock ‘n’ Roll musical’ is back! Come and see why this sensational show, seen by over 20 million people remains loved by audiences and critics alike. A phenomenally multi-talented cast come together to tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Together they present two terrific hours of his greatest hits, including the timeless classics That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, Rave On, Everyday and many more. With the Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace and Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba completing a stellar musical line up, Buddy is a not to be missed evening of family entertainment that will have music lovers from 8 to 80 toe tapping, hand clapping and rocking in the aisles! Monday: 5.30PM Tuesday – Thursday: 7.30PM Friday: 5.30PM & 8.30PM Saturday: 2.30PM & 7.30PM
* Subject to availability. Only one concession per ticket. MORE INFO:
TICKETS Mon & Fri 5.30PM: £18.50 any seat Tue – Thu 7.30PM & Saturday 2.30PM: £24.50 £22 £19.50 Fri 8.30PM & Sat 7.30PM: £28.50 £26 £23.50 CONCESSIONS* Students, senior citizens and under 16s: £3 OFF Groups 10+: 10% OFF Groups 20+: 20% OFF
www.buddythemusical.com *Only one concession per ticket. Subject to availability
CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL ALSO PRESENTS
FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER
MUGENKYO TAIKO DRUMMERS Thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums interweave with layers of percussive soundscapes and delicate bamboo flute in a spellbinding display of precise choreography and sheer athleticism. Through years of rigorous touring as Europe’s leading taiko drum group, Mugenkyo have developed a gritty passionate style that is uniquely their own. Retaining the traditional spirit of taiko yet creating a contemporary sound, they create a modern stage show that has captivated audiences everywhere. ‘Just when you think it could not get any more powerful, it doubles in intensity. This show is not one to be missed.’ Edinburgh Evening News ‘Drumming as an almost religious experience . . . exhilarating to behold.’ The Glasgow Herald 7.30PM TICKETS £20.50 £18.50 + £2 credit/debit card fee per ticket Senior citizens and under 16s: £2 OFF MORE INFO: www.taiko.co.uk
CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL ALSO PRESENTS
Have you ever fancied trying Ballroom or Latin dancing? Do you know your waltz from your cha-cha?
Beginners & advanced dancers are welcome to join us for an evening of taster classes in a range of dance styles such as waltz, cha-cha, rumba & tango followed by an opportunity to take to the floor and dance the evening away. Come along to try a class or just join us for the dance.
Tea Dances Dance the afternoon away with good friends and wonderful music in the Guildhall Large Hall. Wed 20 April with Leigh Murfet, Wed 11 May with Bob Watts. 1pm – 4pm Tickets £2.50 on the door
Wednesday 27 April
Private tour of Somerleyton Hall and Garden Walk Includes visiting the state rooms, history of the Hall, a tour of the delightful 12 acre garden and afternoon tea. Coach departs 12.15pm from Peas Hill, opposite the Guildhall to return at approx 6.45pm. Tickets £15*
Wednesday 25 May
Springtime Tour of Cambridge University Botanic Garden An expert Garden Guide will provide an outing of real insight and enjoyment of the 40 acre heritage listed gardens and glasshouses. 2.30pm. Tickets £3*
Friday 19 August
Cream Tea Cruise
Enjoy a summer time Cream Tea Cruise aboard the Riverboat Georgina on the River Cam. Meet at Jesus Green Lock at 12.45pm to leave at 1pm. Returns for 3pm. Tickets £12* * from the Corn Exchange Box Office on 01223 357851
Thursday 1 September
Mayor’s Day Out 2011 A wonderful day out to Great Yarmouth, which includes return coaches, and an afternoon show at the Britannia Pier Theatre. Tickets will go on sale at the Corn Exchange Box Office on Tuesday 7 June, look out for IN ASSOCIATION WITH the coupon on that day in the Cambridge News. For Cambridge City residents only.
Lunchtime Films Wednesday 13 April 1pm – 2.30pm
Essex of the 1950’s Wednesday 18 May 1pm – 2pm
A Portrait in London in the 1950’s Wednesday 22 June 1pm – 2.30pm
Sunday 10 April
This Working Life: Tales from the Shipyard
No partner required! Smart casual clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended.
Tickets £3.60 for senior citizens plus free tea/coffee with each ticket Available one week before each screening from the Arts Picturehouse Box Office or on 0871 902 5720.
THE GUILDHALL 7pm Beginners class • 8pm Advanced class • 9pm Dance Classes £5 • Dance £5 More info: www.cambridge.gov.uk/guildhall
A Cambridge Film Consortium event presented in association with the British Film Institute, The East Anglian Film Archive, The Arts Picturehouse and Cambridge City Council
More info: www.cambridge.gov.uk/seniorcitizens
SATURDAY 17 – SATURDAY 31 DECEMBER
One of the most successful musicals of all time, this timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie is back, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this enchanting musical about never giving up hope. Annie is a gutsy 11 year old orphan, who being left on the doorsteps of a New York City orphanage, run by the cruel and crooked Miss Hannagan, is determined to find her real parents. In adventure after fun filled adventure, Annie foils the evil plans of dastardly Miss Hannagan and her devious brother, Rooster. Winner of no less than 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and also boasting one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including It’s a Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street, N.Y.C. and the ever-optimistic Tomorrow, Annie is a delightful theatrical experience for the entire family. It’s no wonder that this heart-warming show has become a contemporary classic.
For times and ticket prices go to the Corn Exchange website www.cornex.co.uk
Cambridge City Council presents lots of outdoor events during the summer, many of which are FREE!
WED 22 JUNE – MON 27 JUNE
Fair & Market
A great outing for the whole family!
One of the longest running fairs in the UK, Midsummer Fair celebrates its 800th birthday in style with some of the best rides around plus the usual fun of the fair including candy floss, hot dogs, toffee apples and more. Opening civic procession takes place on Wednesday at 6.30pm
FRIDAY 8 – SUNDAY 10 JULY
Big Weekend Three days of non-stop entertainment on Parkers Piece make this one of the city’s summer highlights enjoyed by thousands!
FRIDAY: The weekend gets started on Friday night with live music and a stunning summer fireworks display.
SATURDAY: Enjoy live music all day and evening, plus the Children’s Festival in the John Lewis marquee, a market, stalls, sports activities, fun fair rides, bar marquee, Circus Big Top show and more!
A fantastic day of world music plus a showcase of Indian music and culture in the city’s second ever Asian Mela.
TUESDAY 2 – SUNDAY 7 AUGUST
The Marquee Club The Marquee Club on Jesus Green has always a been firm favourite on Cambridge’s entertainment calendar offering a week of great stand-up comedy in the evening and fantastic kids shows during the day, all inside an air conditioned marquee.
TUESDAY 2 – SUNDAY 7 AUGUST (EVENINGS)
• Comedy Marquee Club
A fresh line-up of top comic talent each night with a fully licensed bar.
THURSDAY 4 – SUNDAY 7 AUGUST (DAYTIME)
• Children’s Marquee Club
Great summer holiday entertainment with fun and affordable theatre shows for kids aged 3 – 11.
FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER
Jazz & Brass in the parks
Enjoy free open-air concerts from some of the best local jazz and brass bands in some of Cambridge’s beautiful open spaces. Various parks around the city – dates will be posted on the website
SUMMER IN THE CITY MEDIA PARTNER
Full info and line-ups will be listed on:
CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL ALSO PRESENTS
28, 29, 30, 31 July 2011
WHERE WE ARE
Cherry Hinton Hall
The Corn Exchange is on Wheeler Street, located in the centre of Cambridge directly behind the Guildhall, which is in the Market Square.
WHERE TO PARK
Tickets on sale now
There are a number of car parks near the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Grand Arcade car park is adjacent to the venue on Corn Exchange Street, while Park Street and Queen Anne car parks are no more than a 10 minute walk away. For the most up-to-date information on locations and pricing, go to: www.cambridge.gov.uk/parking
For line-up and booking information www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk All Weather Covered Stages Emerging Talent Stage Showcases • Music Workshops Wadworth Real Ale Bars Beautiful Parkland Setting Family Friendly • Kids’ Activities Youth Area • Internet Café
PARKING AT THE GRAND ARCADE? If you are parking after 5pm you can pay for your ticket when you park and avoid having to queue for the payments machines when you return to your vehicle. For your safety, don’t enter or exit the car park through the vehicle barriers. Please use correct pedestrian entrances and exits.
FACILITIES FOR DISABLED PATRONS The Corn Exchange and Guildhall are pleased to welcome disabled patrons and our staff will be happy to help should you require any assistance. Please inform the Box Office staff of any special requirements when making your booking. For information on disabled facilities at our venues please log on to www.cornex.co.uk or contact us to be sent A Guide For Disabled People.
THINKING OF BRINGING A GROUP? The Corn Exchange runs a special service on selected shows for groups of 10 or more that offers great discounts, advanced booking, priority seats and sometimes even free tickets for organisers. If you often bring along a group or even if it’s just once in a while, call our groups organiser, Naomi Rose on 01223 457525 or email: email@example.com to find out more.
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SOLD OUT SHOWS Please note this indicates that the Corn Exchange Box Office has sold out of its allocation of tickets. In some instances, e.g. rock and pop gigs, ticket agencies such as Ticketmaster and Seetickets may also be selling tickets.
CONTACT US PHONE: FAX: EMAIL: POST:
01223 457555 01223 457559 email@example.com The Cambridge Corn Exchange, Wheeler Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QE
BOX OFFICE OPENING TIMES Monday – Saturday: 10AM – 6PM (or 30 minutes after the start of a show on performance days). Sunday (performance days only): 6PM or one hour before the first performance until 30 minutes after the start of a show.
HOW TO BOOK TICKETS ONLINE AT: www.cornex.co.uk IN PERSON* OR BY POST AT: BY TELEPHONE: 01223 357851 Corn Exchange Box Office, Wheeler Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QE BY FAX: 01223 350628 * Please note that the Corn Exchange Box Office is situated on the same side of the road and two doors down from the venue.
METHODS OF PAYMENT We accept Cash, Cheques, Postal Orders, Mastercard, Visa, Maestro and all other debit cards. Cheques should be made payable to CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL. If paying by cheque through the post, please also write your name and address on the back. In the event of your first choice of seats being unavailable we suggest that you write ‘Not more than £ ____’ on the bottom left of the cheque. Please note: where two different areas of the flat floor seating area are available at the same price, we issue seats at the front first. Please advise us if you would like to sit further back.
POSTING/COLLECTING TICKETS Unless booked in person, tickets for standing gigs will always be held for collection at the Box Office. For other concerts, tickets can be posted out (providing your order is received 7 days prior to the performance) and there is a £1 administration charge. Tickets can only be collected when a copy of the confirmation email is produced at the box office. If this is not possible official ID (drivers licence or council tax bill) will be required in order to collect the tickets. Please note this ID must match the name and address details entered at time of booking.
CONCESSIONS Concessions are available, where indicated, to senior citizens, children, students, unwaged and groups. Please note: Only one concession is applicable at any one time and subject to availability. Concessionary priced tickets must be requested at the time of purchase and discounts cannot be applied retrospectively.
CAMBRIDGE CARD DISCOUNTS There are discounts on selected shows at the Corn Exchange for holders of the Cambridge Card. Cambridge Cards with orange, green or yellow stickers are entitled to 25% discount in advance or 50% on the day. Cambridge Cards with light blue or purple stickers are entitled to 25% discount on the day. To get your Cambridge Card and for further information please log onto www.localsecrets.com or call 08707 201205
DATA PROTECTION The Cambridge Corn Exchange is committed to upholding the Data Protection principles of good information handling practice. When booking a ticket, your details will be held on our database and you will be given the option of being sent both postal and/or email information on future shows both at the Corn Exchange and by other arts promoters that we feel may be of interest to you. At this point please advise the Box Office should you not require either of these services.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS Tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded, except when an event is postponed or cancelled. Cheque refunds only are issued for postponed or cancelled events. The Management reserves the right to refuse admission and to eject patrons from the building. Once a performance has begun, entry may be refused until a suitable break. In the case of lost or stolen tickets for standing events and general admission areas, duplicates cannot be issued. The Corn Exchange cannot be held responsible for tickets purchased from sources other than the Corn Exchange Box Office. The Management reserve the right to alter the programme. Please check your tickets carefully as mistakes cannot be rectified at a later date.
PLEASE NOTE: Most Rock /Pop gigs are standing and do not have tiered or flat floor seating.
ALL INFORMATION CORRECT AT THE TIME OF GOING TO PRESS, PROGRAMME SUBJECT TO ALTERATION
APRIL SUNDAY 3
TUE 3 – SAT 7
AN EVENING WITH
GERVAISE PHINN FRIDAY 8
THE TROGGS, SPENCER DAVIS + THE ANIMALS & FRIENDS SATURDAY 9
BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PLUS AFTERNOON KIDS CONCERT SUNDAY 10
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA MONDAY 11
DRUMCHASERS FRIDAY 15
ANDY PARSONS SATURDAY 16
FIREMAN SAM TUESDAY 19
THE BRITISH PINK FLOYD SHOW FRIDAY 22
JIMMY CARR TUESDAY 26
OLLY MURS UNCAGED MONKEYS THURSDAY 12
AN AUDIENCE WITH
SALLY MORGAN FRIDAY 13
TANGO FIRE SATURDAY 14
SHAOLIN WARRIORS TUESDAY 17
MILTON JONES SATURDAY 30
BACK FOR GOOD
MAY MONDAY 2
MAGIC OF THE DANCE
TUE 28 JUNE – SUN 3 JULY
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
AUGUST THURSDAY 4
ROARY THE RACING CAR LIVE! MON 8 – FRI 12
KIDS SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP
THE ROY ORBISON STORY SATURDAY 21
JASON MANFORD SAT10 – SUN 11
POLLYANNA – THE MUSICAL MON 12 – SAT 17
THE SOLID SILVER BUDDY – 60S SHOW THE MUSICAL FRIDAY 27
AN EVENING OF BURLESQUE
SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR
THE TWIST SUNDAY 29
HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR
SCIENCE MUSEUM THURSDAY 16 JONATHAN LIVE ON TOUR ANSELL & WEDNESDAY 27 FRIENDS DEREK ACORAH FRIDAY 29
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO WED 22 – THUR 23
PEPPA PIG’S PARTY FRI 24 – SAT 25
MUGENKYO TAIKO DRUMMERS
DECEMBER SAT 17 – SAT 31
THE CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE CHRISTMAS SHOW 2011